Knight, Charles M. Endowed Lectureship
The University established The Charles M. Knight Endowed Lectureship in 1986 when Lovina M. Knight of Akron generously provided an endowment for a lectureship in honor of her grandfather who founded chemistry studies at The University of Akron more than a century ago. Dr. Charles M. Knight was a scholar and chemist who established chemistry studies at Buchtel College, predecessor to The University of Akron. Most revered for his devotion to the teaching and study of chemistry, he began a tradition that has remained integral to chemistry at the University. The endowment enables an internationally or nationally distinguished scholar to come to campus each year to spend time with chemistry faculty and students and offer a public lecture.